• On Jul 31, 2016
    Lynn from SC Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    I have dinner reservations in December at Sanna.My reservation is at 5:30.will the animals still be available to view as it may be dark at that time?

    Hi Lynn

    Sanaa is one of my family's top dining spots at Walt Disney World. The last time we ate there, an African crowned crane watched us from just outside the window.

    Besides the view of the animals, we love the food and the atmosphere. Do not miss the bread service with its selection of nine tasty, exotic dipping sauces. 

    The animals remain in the savanna all evening, though once the sun goes down, it will be a little more difficult to see them through the windows of the restaurant. Since the sun will set right around 5:30 in December, I recommend arriving a little early to get a pre-sunset look from the viewing area outside the restaurant. Then, when dinner is done, I'd head back out to the viewing area. At that time of year, there's likely to be a fire in the firepit. 

    We like to sit out there near the fire and watch the animals across the darkened plain. You sometimes will find a cast member there who will point out the different species in the dark and offer interesting educational information. 

    Thanks for visiting the Disney Parks Moms Panel. Please let us know if we can offer any other tips to make your vacation truly magical. Enjoy Sanaa!


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